—Managing Individuals in Organizations:
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
Schoenbaum 105, M, W 8:30-10:18 am
Fisher College of Business
The Ohio State University
Dr. Larry Inks
Department of Management and Human Resources
758 Fisher Hall
Monday 10:30-11:30 am
or by appointment
The purpose of this course is to study human behavior in organizational settings.
we will be looking at topics related to the behavior of individuals (e.g., leadership, values and
attitudes, motivation, etc.) the behavior of groups (e.g., teamwork), and organizational-level
topics such as culture and organization change.
We will also discuss many of the
organizational practices (such as selection, training and development, compensation, etc.)
that have a direct effect on these behaviors and the organization's resulting performance.
In addition, as we discuss these content areas I’ll be asking you to be introspective and think
about your own knowledge, skills, and abilities in these areas and how you can improve to
maximize your success (both current and future) as an individual contributor and improve your
personal leadership capability.
While the majority of examples and situations discussed will occur in “traditional” organizations,
it is important to remember that these concepts apply equally well to nontraditional
organizations (non-profits, volunteer organizations, social organizations, etc.) as well.
We will be using two fine textbooks in this course, with selected chapter readings from each:
Kinicki, A., & Kreitner, R. (2008).
Key Concepts, Skills and
edition OR 3
Noe, R., Hollenbeck, J., Gerhart, B., & Wright, P. (2008).
Fundamentals of Human Resource
Web Page (Carmen)
Course information, PowerPoint presentations, etc. will be available on the Carmen site for this
Carmen’s address is:
Let me know if you have any problems
accessing the page for this course.